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America's News

America's News News Bank
Search local, state, and national news sources for full-text articles. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.
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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com
The world’s largest online collection of family history resources, millions of family trees and much more. Please note that this database is only available inside the Library.
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Black Freedom Struggle Website

ProQuest Black Freedom Struggle
A curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans.
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BookFlix

BookFlix
Pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning for kids.
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Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow
Online homework help and tutoring backed by an industry-leading academic team. Live online help from 2 pm to 11 pm every day in English and Spanish.
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Brainfuse JobNow

 Brainfuse - JobNow
Job coaching service designed to help people land the job of their dreams. Resume, interview, and job search help, plus live online help from 2 pm to 11 pm every day in English and Spanish.
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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports offers consumer news, reports on different products, recalls, safety information and much more.

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Creativebug 

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Creativebug.com offers award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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Digital Public Library of America

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives and museums and makes them freely available to the world.

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FirstSearch

FirstSearch
FirstSearch offers access to a rich collection of reference databases. FirstSearch also offers electronic access to more than 10 million full-text and full-image articles.
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Heritage Quest Online

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Access genealogies, histories, maps and atlases, military records, wills, cemetery records, US Federal Census Records from 1790 to 1930 and more.
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Illinois Digital Archives

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A repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois.
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Illinois Legal Aid Online

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Technology and information to increase access to justice for Illinois residents.

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Illinois State Archives

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Includes archives collected by the Illinois State Library, Illinois Statewide Vital Records Databases and the Illinois Regional Archives Depositories.
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inkie.org Library

Inkie.org Library
Local content and community collections, in addition to eBooks on inkie.org. Available to all Illinois residents.
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Library of Congress

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Access the Library of Congress’ considerable digital resources. You will find collections of documents, photographs, and much more.
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